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Why Is My Air Conditioner Blowing Hot Air?

Posted on: July 31, 2019

It’s a sweltering summer day. You spent the afternoon out in the heat, and as you return home the only thought you have is, “Man, I can’t wait to get back to my AC.” You finally walk in the door, expecting that oh-so-sweet blast of chilly air, only to be met with … heat? Sometimes, your AC will do the complete opposite of what you want it to do and blow hot air and not cold air. This can be incredibly frustrating, uncomfortable, and just plain annoying. Luckily for you, the technicians at Total Air are here to explain the reasons why your AC may be acting silly and when it’s time to call for a repair.

What Are Some Reasons My AC Is Blowing Hot Air?

So, your face is next to the vent and all you’re doing is sweating more! You want to know why this is happening and what it could mean for you and your home’s safety. Here are a few reasons why your AC could be blowing hot air:

  • Your thermostat is incorrect. This may seem like a no-brainer, but sometimes your thermostat may not be set to what you thought. Make sure your thermostat isn’t on “heat” or someone else in your home didn’t mess with it lately.
  • Your AC is frozen. Sounds kind of counterintuitive, right? When an AC unit freezes, it actually blocks cool air from entering your home. All you’ll be getting is the nice hot air produced by the motor.
  • Your ducts are disconnected or leaking. Sometimes you might forget about these guys, but your ducts could be the reason why your house feels hot. If your ducts have holes or cracks or are disconnected, cool air probably isn’t making its way into your house anymore.
  • Your outside unit isn’t on. It’s possible that your circuit breaker or outdoor unit has lost power in some way. It might be a good idea to step outside and check if they’re working properly, because if they’re not, no cool air would be making its way inside.

When Is It Time to Call a Professional?

While you may be tempted to grab your toolbox and fix your AC unit yourself, the DIY method isn’t always the best route to take. When it comes to large AC units, it’s important to trust a professional to do your repairs. An incorrect wire connection or water leak can result in electrical fires, bodily injuries, or even death. The professionals at Total Air highly recommend that if your AC unit has been blowing hot air, you should call a technician immediately.

Regular AC maintenance is essential to avoid these problems in the first place, which is why Total Air is proud to offer thorough maintenance plans for homes throughout the Dallas and Plano areas. We recommend that you schedule regular AC maintenance at least once a year. This way, you’ll always come home to that cool, refreshing blast of air when you open the door!

Total Air is dedicated to providing high-quality air conditioning and heating services to local Dallas and Plano homes and businesses. All of our technicians are extensively trained and experienced in various HVAC services and repairs. If you have an AC unit that’s been blowing hot air, Total Air is here to get it back to normal right away!

To get started working with the professionals at Total Air, call 972-881-0020 or contact us today!

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